Donnelly College

Tel: (913)621-6070
474 students
Private not-for-profit
Donnelly College, located in the heart of Kansas City, Kansas, is an independent, coeducational, Catholic institution founded by the Benedictine Sisters of Mount St. Scholastica and sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The College was established in 1949 to meet the needs of urban immigrants and the working class, with special focus on “those who might not otherwise be served.” Today, Donnelly continues that tradition by providing access and affordable education within a culture that promotes student success and by serving as the region’s only federally designated Minority Serving Institution and Hispanic Serving Institution. Our community is proud of the rich racial and ethnic diversity of our students, staff and faculty and how that diversity supports our learning environment. Through a strong general education curriculum integrated with career-oriented majors, Donnelly College offers programs leading to bachelor and associate degrees and certificates. To find out more, please visit
School Highlights:
Donnelly College serves 474 students (57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 33%.
Donnelly College is one of 2 community colleges within Wyandotte County, KS.
The nearest community college is Concorde Career Colleges (4.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 32 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Donnelly College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 32 staff
59 staff
Donnelly College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 474 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
474 students
1,282 students
Donnelly College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
Donnelly College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
269 students
810 students
Donnelly College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 205 students
1,017 students
Donnelly College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Donnelly College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Donnelly College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Donnelly College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Donnelly College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Donnelly College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Donnelly College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Donnelly College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Donnelly College Unknown (2009-2013)
% Non Resident races
Donnelly College non_resident (2006-2013)
Donnelly College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.63 0.53
Donnelly College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $6,579 is more than the state average of $5,740. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,579 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $6,579 $5,740
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,579 $10,294
Donnelly College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 45 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 92%
Donnelly College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Donnelly maintains an open admissions policy. Any high-school graduate or GED holder, as well as individuals meeting appropriate testing standards, is eligible to enroll. Donnelly's growing campus also offers both a men's and women's residence hall. These fully-furnished rooms include free wireless Internet, cable TV and laundry facilities. To view a sample room, visit Small College. Big Future.

Nearby Schools:

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  • Kansas City
    Concorde Career Colleges
    Private for-profit
    3239 Broadway
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    4.4  Mi  |  946  students
  • North Kansas City
    520 E 19th Ave
    North Kansas City, MO 64116
    4.5  Mi  |  68  students
  • Kansas City
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    Kansas City, KS 66112
    5.3  Mi  |  6686  students
  • Kansas City
    8955 E 38th Terrace
    Kansas City, MO 64129
    10.2  Mi  |  431  students
  • Kansas City
    Anthem College-Kansas City
    Private for-profit
    9001 State Line Rd 1st floor
    Kansas City, MO 64114
    10.3  Mi  |  61  students
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Did You Know?
For Kansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,629 per year for in-state students and $4,624 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,345 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Kansas community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.52, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Kansas is Wright Career College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.